Monday, March 21, 2016

BoneBat Comedy Of Horrors Film Festival 2016 Trailer And Full Line-Up

When it comes to film in Seattle, the Seattle InternationalFilm Festival gets most of the press and love—and with good reason, it’s a near-month-long marathon of incredible movies from all around the globe. But SIFF isn’t the only game in town, and if you’re tastes run to the twisted, horrific, and occasionally downright strange, BoneBat’s annual “Comedy ofHorrors” film festival may be just what your warped mind requires, and this year’s fest just dropped a new trailer and announced the full line up.

What the title “Comedy of Horrors” suggests, the day-long fest more than delivers: ample gore with plenty of laughs. The sixth installment goes down on April 23, moving from Central Cinema to new digs at SIFF Cinema Uptown (don’t worry, they still have beer). Hosted by Steve and Gord from the BoneBat Show podcast, this is an epic wave of bizarro features and shorts, with gift bags and some music thrown in for good measure. I’ve gone the last few years, and it’s a damn fine time to be sure.

Check out the trailer for “Comedy of Horrors 6” below, and then we’ll get to the list of features and shorts. Click HERE for more info.

As far as features go, “Comedy of Horrors 6” will feature a pair of Seattle premieres. First up is Patchwork. Check out the synopsis:
Jennifer, Ellie, and Madeleine go out for a night on the town, and awake to find themselves trapped in the same body after being murdered, dissected and stitched together. Determined to find out what happened to them and who is responsible, they set out on a madcap quest for revenge.
There’s also our first chance to see Ava’s Possessions in town.
Ava Dobkins is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month, she is forced to attend a Spirit Possession Anonymous support group. As Ava struggles to reconnect with her friends, get her job back, and figure out where the huge bloodstain in her apartment came from, she's plagued by nightmarish visions—the demon is trying to come back.

In addition to the two features, there are also numerous blocks of short films, with each collection usually clocking in at around feature length. These usually run the gamut from dark and twisted and legitimately disturbing, to gory and gooey and downright hilarious. Take a look at the list of this year’s entries from all around the globe.

"Annum Triple Feature", Annum Films, Directed by Brandon Bassham, USA
"Torment", Directed by Hyunsoo Lee, SOUTH KOREA
"Pets", Gloomy Sunday Prods., Directed by James Mahoney, USA    PNW SHORT
"Knob Goblins", Cinema Fuel Productions, Directed by Christopher G. Moore, USA
"No Touching", Directed by Will Corona Pilgrim & Adam Davis, USA
"The Fly", HSi London, Directed by Olly Williams, UK
"Heir", Fatal Pictures. Directed by Richard Powell, CAN
"It's Cold and It's Dark", Directed by Adam Rosenberg, USA
"Hada", Camera Boreal, Directed by Tony Morales, SPA
"Pillow Fright", SenoReality Pictures, Directed by Patrick Rea, USA
"Party Animals", Savannah College of Art and Design, Directed by Will Morris, USA
"Sunnyville Security", Capilano University, Directed by Shelby Wilson, CAN    PNW SHORT
"Sweet Tooth", Grey Wind Productions, Directed by Michael Muchnij, USA
"What's Eating Dad?", Home on the Range productions, Directed by Michael Goldburg, USA
"Northern Starfish", Eesti Joonisfilm, Directed by Mattias Mälk, ESTONIA
"The Invisible Curie-osity", Lowcarb Comedy, Directed by Zoran Gjovic, USA
"Sweetheart", Element Film, Directed by Miguel Angelo Pate, GER        
"The Door", Happy Snake Heaven, Directed by Justin Crooks, AUSTRALIA
"Running the Gammatar", Directed by Joe Kramer, USA
"Deathly Presents", BloodyCuts Films, Directed by Ben Frankin & Anthony Melton, UK
"Dickproof 2", Dicked Pictures, Directed by Sam McGlynn, CAN   PNW SHORT
"Escargore", Media Design School, Directed by Oliver Holbert, NZ
"Innsmouth", Nihil Noctem Films, Directed by Izzy Lee, USA
"The Barber's Cut", Doitschmark Films, Directed by Mark Brocking, UK
"Dinosaur", CalArts, Directed by Ning Cheng, USA
"The Monster:, Film London, Directed by Bob Pipe, UK
"The Stork", Bloody Bill Productions/Bell Cow films, Directed by Billy Pon, USA
"The Black Bear", Origine Films et Helicotronc, Directed by Meryl Fortunat Rossi & Xavier Seron, FRA/BEL
"The Last Halloween", Red Sneakers Media, Directed by Marc Roussel, CAN
"Milk!", Directed by Ben Mallaby, UK
"Liebe (Love)", Awkward Silencio Films, Directed by Cameron Macgowan, CAN
"Gwilliam", Directed by Brian Lonano, USA
"Cthupid", Directed by Giovanni Braggio, ITALY
"Die Sitter Die!", The Film With No Name Entertainment. Directed by Lee & Sam Boxleitner, USA

In addition to the movies, there will be prizes, beer (I feel like I mentioned that, but it’s worth mentioning again), and music from Lester T. Raww’s Graveside Quartet and the Pine Box Boys, both out of San Francisco. I can’t think of a better way to spend a lovely Saturday afternoon in spring than being inside, in the dark, drinking beer, watching horror movies. 

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